Aug 26, 1906 - Feb 2, 1932
Written in Memory of a Real True Friend, Mrs. Ruby Brown who
died February 2, 1932.
The deceased was the youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Reeagan.
She was born August 26, 1906. She was born and reared at Montfort.
She became a Christian and joined the Baptist church at the age of
fifteen years. She only lived a short life, just twenty-five years
and five months. But she leaves many friends and a host of
relatives, who mourn her early departure. To know her was to love
her. She was an obedient daughter, a faithful wife, a kind and
loving mother, a thoughtful sister and an affectionate friend. Being
so devoted to her home and God she was very patient in her
temptations and trials. God says in His blessed book he would not
give us more than we could withstand. So our Ruby was taken. Why she
was taken so young, we cannot understand. Though God has a purpose
for all things. So He says, "Well done, they good and faithful
servant, enter now into the joys of the Lord. Thou hast been
faithful over a few things, I will make you a ruler over greater
The deceased was buried at Bazette. The remains was laid to rest
beneath a bower of beautiful flowers by the side of her fathers tomb
who went on two years before. it is our loss, but heaven's gain.
Those who survive he husband, Floyd Brown, two little sons, William
Reagan and Sharles Alvin, a mother Mrs. C. W. Reagan; sisters, Mrs.
Pearl Holloway, Mrs. Annie Griffin, Mrs. Jesie Mitcham, Mrs. Hattie
Frazier; a twin brother, Ray Reagan and a host of people
William Jefferson Ellison
ELLISON - Ennis, Tex., Nov. 19 - William Ellison commander of
Camp James Longstreet, united Confederate Veterans, died here last
night, aged 66 years. He enlisted at Columbus, Miss., and several
through the war in Walthall's Brigade. The remains will be taken to
Bazette tonight for burial.
Irene (Bunch) Field
Feb 18, 1912 - Dec 22, 2011
LONGVIEW — Services for Faye Irene Bunch Field, 99, of
Longview, will be 10 a.m. Tuesday, December 27, 2011, at First
United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Michael Schutz and the Rev.
David Lindwall officiating. Burial will be 3 p.m. Tuesday in
Bazette Baptist Cemetery
in Kerens, Texas, under the direction of Welch Funeral Home, 4619
Mrs. Field passed away Thursday, December 22, 2011, in Longview.
Mrs. Field was born February 18, 1912, in Powell, Texas, to Henry
William and Alice Vivian Howard Bunch. She taught Bible at Kilgore
Junior College and Longview High School. She taught English at North
Texas State University and University of Houston.
After retiring from teaching in her 60s, Mrs. Field began a second
career as an author and authored five books and more than 600
published articles. She was also an accomplished book reviewer,
giving monthly book reviews at Longview First United Methodist
Church. She also taught a Sunday school class at First United
Methodist Church for more than 60 years.
Mrs. Field was honored by the city of Longview with "Faye Field Day"
in January 2001 and was a 2010 "Star Over Longview" recipient
honored by Longview Regional Medical Center. She was a presenter at
the East Texas Baptist University Writers' Conference in 2005, 2006
and 2007. In 2006, she, along with her late husband, received the
Cornerstone Award for outstanding service to Longview ISD.
Mrs. Field is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Mike and
Gliceria Field; granddaughter, Juliet Belen and husband, John;
grandson, Tommy Samuel Field and wife, Emily; two
great-grandchildren, John Michael Belen and Jessica Faye Belen;
sister, Vivian "Bunnie" Bunch Reed; nieces, Becky Supercinski,
Sandra Hancock and Peggy Holt; and numerous cousins and great-nieces
Mrs. Field was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, T.G.
Field; one brother, Roy Bunch; and three sisters, Esther Bunch
Washam, Ethel Bunch Pevehouse and Dollie Bunch Wilson.
The family wishes to thank her caregivers, Cassie Evans and Barbara
Cruea, Beacon Hospice and caregiver, Brenda Jeffery.
Pallbearers will be Tommy Samuel Field, John Belen, Lee Supercinski,
Frank Supercinski, Edward Aleman, Raymond Keese and Andy Williams.
The family requests memorials be made to Asbury House Child
Enrichment Center, 320 S. Center Street, Longview, TX 75601.
The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m. Monday, December 26,
2011, at Welch Funeral Home.
Audrey Wayne (Sheppard)
Jul 7, 1930 - Nov 6, 2012
Audrey Wayne (Sheppard) Foster, 82, resident of Dallas, Texas,
passed away on Tuesday, November 6, 2012, in Dallas. Graveside
services will be at 12 p.m., Thursday, November 8, 2012, at
Audrey was born in Corsicana, Texas, to the late Clint Sheppard and
Maud Ellen Williams Sheppard. She graduated from Noth Texas
University in 1950 with a Bachelors of Music Education and in 1962
with a Masters of Music Education.
1868 - Nov 9, 1939
Services for THOMAS L. ROSS
Funeral services for THOMAS L. ROSS, aged 70 years, were held in the
chapel of the Corley Funeral Home Friday morning and interment was
made in the Hamilton cemetery. Rev. H. F. WEATHERS, pastor of the
Full Gospel Church, conducted the rites. Surviving are his wife of
Corsicana; one daughter Mrs. MINNIE FOSTER of Houston, a grandson
OTIS FOSTER of Houston, and two stepsons, J. B. MURPHY of San
Antonio and HARRY CREASY of Fort Worth. Pallbearers were C.W.
CLARKTON, MICK LYNCH, FRANK COOK, W. H. JESTER, ELBERT NEELEY, and
F. T. JENNINGS.
- The Corsicana Semi-Weekly Light -
Corsicana, Texas -
Tuesday, November 14, 1939 -
Mae (Lord) Gaddy
May 13, 1917 - Mar 17, 1983
Mrs. Letha Mae Gaddy, 65, of Houston and native of Navarro County,
died Thursday in Houston.
Service is Saturday, 2 p.m. at Corley Funeral Home Chapel with the
Rev. Bryan King officiating. Burial will be at
She was a member of the Baptist church and lived in Houston 23
Survivors include her husband, O. L. (Bud) Gaddy, of Houston; one
daughter, Mrs. Sandra Baer, of Houston; two grandsons: two brothers,
Winsor W. Lord, of Corsicana, and M. M. Lord, of Quitman; one
sister, Mrs. Evie Brown, of Richland; and several nieces and
Pallbearers are Donald Brown, Melvin Farmer, J. D. Farmer, Bobby
Thomas, Dale Thomas, and Ronald Slone.
Lena (Upchurch) Miller
Jul 24, 1893 - Apr 8, 1982
Eva Miller, 94, of Corsicana, died Thursday in Memorial Hospital.
Service is 11 a.m. Saturday in the Griffin Funeral Home Chapel with
Claude Holcomb officiating. Burial in
She is survived by four sons, Jessie Miller, of Corsicana, Ben
Miller and G. L. Miller, both of Dallas, and J. E. Miller, of
Irving; three daughters, Grace Rinker, of Corsicana, Mrs. Ray
Hickson, of Fort Worth, and Mrs. Alfred Horner, of Dallas; 28
grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren; five
great-great-grandchildren; and one sister, Mrs. G. L. Grivelle, of
Pallbearers will be grandsons.
May 31, 1885 - Jan. 23, 1966
I. A. Davis, 80, Rites Monday
Ira Allen Davis, 80, route 1, Purdon, died in Memorial Hospital
Funeral services were held at 2:30 p.m. Monday from the Griffin
Funeral Home chapel, with Rev. Wylie M. Smith conducting and Rev.
Joe Wilbanks assisting. Burial was in the
Davis, a retired farmer, was a native and lifelong resident of
Purdon area, living all of his life on the farm where he was born.
Surviving him are his wife of Purdon; a daughter, Mrs. Bertha
Warren, Corsicana; a grandson and two granddaughters; and eight
Pallbearers were Thomas Dyer, A. H. Murry, Myrrel Crawford, Pete
Lane, Arvine Mathis, Arlie Pillow and W. C. Gunn, Jr.
abt 1911 - Oct 19, 1918
Died at State Home.
Ellis Williams, aged seven years, died at the State Home Saturday
night and the remains were interred in the
Sunday afternoon. The child had been in the Home only a short time
and came here from the Tarrant County home suffering from a leaky
heart, and has been in bed since he arrived here.
William Thomas “Bill” Tramel
Dec 3, 1911 - Aug 30, 1987
W. T. Tramel
W. T. “Bill” Tramel, 75, of Kerens died Sunday in Kerens.
Service is 2 p.m. Monday at Paschal Funeral Home in Kerens with the
Rev. Frank Upchurch officiating. Burial will be at
Prairie Point Cemetery.
He was a lifelong resident of Kerens.
Survivors include his wife, Grace Tramel of Kerens; a son, Billy
Tramel of Kerens; a daughter, Nelda Lowery of Kerens; three
grandchildren, Jaymi Ezell, Tommy Parker and William Lynn Tramel,
all of Kerens; five sisters, Mildred Warren, Leolra Warren, both of
Kerens, Etta Brown of Powell, Vennie Nelson of Corsicana and Betty
Mann of Fort Worth; and two brothers, John Tramel of Tom Bean and
Foy Brown of Kerens; nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers are Jim Ezell, Terry Brown, Don Brown, Sims Goodwin,
James Warren and Lynn Goodwin.
Aug 7, 1902 - Apr 22, 1991
Mrs. Ruth Smith
Mrs. Ruth Smith, 88, of Mineola, Texas, died April 22, 1991, in
Services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Capps Memorial Chapel in
Fairfield, with the Rev. Bert Bagley officiating. Burial will be in
Post Oak Cemetery in
She was born Aug. 7, 1902, in Fairfield, and had been a homemaker.
She is survived by three daughters, Ruth Pfister of Mineola, Doris
Sevier of Clifton, Texas, and Ann Melder of Galveston; two sons,
Billie Smith of Duncanville, and Tolbert “Buddy” Smith of Mingus,
Texas,; 12 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; three
brothers, Ben Willard of Waxahachie, Preston Willard, Dallas, and
Bert Willard of Fairfield; and one sister, Mrs. Bess Metzgar.
Nov 11, 1884 - Mar 14, 1983
Mrs. Josie Martin
Mrs. Josie Martin, 98, of Pelham, died Monday at her home.
Service will be Friday at 11 a.m. at the Wesley United Methodist
Church at Pelham with the Rev. Mrs. Joan Washington officiating.
Burial will follow in Pelham
She was a lifelong resident of Pelham and until a few weeks ago she
remained active in her church.
Surviving are a son, Lewis Martin, Dallas; five daughters, Miss A.
M. Martin, Pelham, Olga Johnson and Buna Martin, Fort Worth, Lucy
Martin, Dallas, and Zelma Lee Hines, Los Angeles, Calif.; a number
of grandchildren, great and great-great-grandchildren.
Piercy Jane (Edmundson)
Dec 4, 1886 - Jul 5, 1982
Mrs. H. C. Bartlett
Mrs. H. C. Bartlett, 95, of Rice, died Monday at her residence in
Service will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Corley Funeral Home
chapel. Burial will be in the
Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. J. C. Barton, of Rice.
Nov 1, 1901 - Oct 13, 1969
G. W. Brown
G. W. Brown, 67, a native of Centerville, and a Richland resident
for the past 28 years died Monday in Wortham. He was a retired
employe of Bethlehem Steel and a member of the Methodist Church.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the Corley
Funeral Chapel with the Rev. B. W. Johnson in charge. Interment will
be in the Richland Cemetery.
He is survived by his wife, Mrs. G. W. Brown of Richland, four sons,
Richard Brown of Athens, Billy Brown of Dallas, and Donald and David
Brown both of Richland.
He is also survived by six grandchildren and three sisters, Mrs. A.
R. Scott, of Tenn., Mrs. Charlie Garland of Houston, and Mrs.
Barbara Lord of Wilmer; three brothers, A. J. Brown of Oklahoma,
Otis Brown of California, and H. L. Brown of Odessa.
Feb 28, 1905 - Oct 12, 1969
Elvie Martin Rites Wednesday
Elvie Martin, 65, lifelong Corsicana resident, died Sunday at his
home at 1609 E. 9th Ave.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. at the Ebenezer
Baptist Church at Powell with the Rev. Paul Curry officiating.
Burial will be in the Elm
He is survived by his wife, Irma; four daughters, Mrs. Ernestine
Holmes, Mrs. Julia Ballard, Miss Irma Martin and Miss Erma Jean
Martin, all of Corsicana; three sons, L. V. Martin, and Bill Martin
both of Dallas, and Gene Martin of Corsicana; two step-sons, Freddy
Smith, Gragevine, and James Smith, Corsicana; 36 grandchildren and
Dec 13, 1874 - May 12, 1955
J. M. Elrod Dies Early Wednesday
J. M. Elrod, 80, pioneer resident of the Drane community, died in
the Corsicana Hospital and Clinic Thursday morning.
He was a native of Texas and resided at Brushy Creek and Drane all
of his live. He was a farmer.
Surviving are a son, Wayne Elrod; a granddaughter, Betty Elrod; a
grandson, Jackie Elrod, all of Drane; a sister, Mrs. Sallie Mills,
Houston, and other relatives.
Funeral services will be held Friday at 2 p.m. from the McCammon
Chapel. Burial will be in the
The rites will be conducted by Rev. Morgan Garrett, pastor of the
Central Methodist church, and Rev. J. F. Adams, pastor of the Black
Hills Methodist church.
Pallbearers will be J. H. Sutton, J. H. McDonald, J. S. Hicks, R. A.
Weeks, W. E. Weeks, and C. G. Denbow. Friends of the family will be
William Jackson Hammett
May 16, 1873 - Jul. 8, 1956
Former Guard At Huntsville Dies
KERENS, July 9—(Spl.)—W. J. Hammett, 83, former Texas prison guard
for 15 years, died at his home north of Kerens Sunday afternoon
following an extended illness, Hammett was a life-long resident of
this area and was engaged in farming except while serving with the
prison guard units at Huntsville and Sugarland.
Funeral services will be held Monday at 4 p.m. from the Inmon
Funeral Chapel with burial in the
Bazette Baptist cemetery.
The rites will be conducted by Rev. Frank Gilliham, pastor of the
First Baptist Church.
Surviving are his wife of Kerens, two daughters, Mrs. Essie Mae
Johnson, Palestine, and Mrs. Garrett Holcomb, Trinidad; two sisters,
Mrs. Ben Johnson, Kerens, and Mrs. George Enoden, Washington, D. C.;
10 grandchildren, and 25 great-grandchildren, and 25
Grandsons will be pallbearers.
The Corsicana Daily Sun
- Monday, July 9, 19561st wife Clara E. (Brady) Hammett 2nd wife
Rosa Lula (Ratliff) Hammett buried at Trinidad City Cemetery,
Trinidad, Texas s/o William Isiah Hammett and Amanda Ann (Horn)
- Submitted by
Myradell (Warren) Knapp
Apr 29, 1923 - Nov 4, 2012
On, Sunday, Nov. 4, 2012, Jewell Myradell Warren Knapp, of
Blooming Grove, passed away at Navarro Regional Hospital in
Corsicana, at the age of 89.
Myradell was born in Hillsboro, Texas to Claude Carroll Warren
and Alice "Allie" (Barnett) Warren on April 29, 1923. When her
mother died in 1929, her father moved the family back to Blooming
Grove and that is where she grew up surrounded by the citizens of a
small town who, in the absence of her mother, cared for her and
nurtured her into adulthood. She never forgot their kindness and
often related stories to the family about these special people in
Myradell, also known as "Wop" to her friends and Myra in the
workplace, graduated from Blooming Grove High School in 1940. While
in school, she loved the game of basketball and scored many points
for the "Lions". After graduation, she played semi-pro softball in
Ennis for K. Wolens. When the war started, Myradell worked for
Consolidated Aircraft in Ft. Worth and, as a lot of women did in
World War II, worked as a maintenance worker on airplanes and drove
On August 3, 1945, Myradell married Joseph Greer Knapp of Kaufman,
Texas. After living in San Angelo for a few years, they made their
home in Fort Worth, where they raised their son and daughter.
At the age of 49, and after her children were grown, Myradell
decided to fulfill a lifelong dream and became a nurse after
attending St. Joseph's School of Nursing in Fort Worth. She worked
as a geriatric nurse in Ft. Worth for Stanford Convalescent Center
and then, after moving to Corsicana, worked for Corsicana Nursing
Home until her retirement. She loved her time as a nurse and her
patients came first.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband and her
brothers, J.D. "Bud" Warren and wife Roberta Baggett Warren and
George Inman "Buster" Warren and wife Mary Hill Stevenson Warren.
Surviving are a son, Joseph Warren Knapp and wife Nancy of Benbrook;
and daughter, Karen Knapp Rost and husband, Pete of Blooming Grove.
Also surviving are grandchildren, Shari Knapp Smith and husband,
John of Springfield VA; Amy Rost Munn and husband Dustin of Maypearl
and Shelley Rost Kruse and husband Micah of Fort Worth;
great-grandchildren, Carson Smith, Sarah Munn, Sabrina Munn and
Michael Munn; step-great-grandchildren, Justin Munn and wife Kristi,
Lauren Munn, and Madison Munn. She was so looking forward to the
birth of great-grandchildren, Olivia and Carter Kruse who are due in
December. She is also survived by her beloved niece, Lynn Warren
Matthews of Dawson.
Myradell loved her family and always looked forward to the family
get-togethers. She loved her "Class of 1940" and for many years,
enjoyed meeting with them each October for Homecoming. She was a
charter member of the Blooming Grove Historical Society and recently
joined the members in a ribbon-cutting ceremony and dedication to
the museum building. She was a member of Birchman Baptist Church in
Visitation with the family will be from 1:00 – 2:00 PM on Tuesday,
November 6, 2012 at the Corley Blooming Grove Chapel. Graveside
services are scheduled for 2:30PM on Tuesday, November 6, 2012 at
Rose Hill Cemetery in
Blooming Grove with Brother Dan Rogers officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Blooming Grove
Historical Society, P.O. Box 55, Blooming Grove, Texas 76626.
Nov 25, 1912 - Mar 1, 1993
Dr. L. Eugene Harris, 80, of Marshall, died March 1, 1993, in
Services were Wednesday, March 3, at First United Methodist Church
in Marshall, with Dr. Jack W. Shoultz, the Rev. Pat Day and the Rev.
Bill Cunningham officiating. Burial was in Colonial Gardens.
Sullivan Family of Funeral Directors was in charge of arrangements.
He was born Nov. 25, 1912, in Navarro County, the son of Charles B.
and Effie Olivia Harris. He attended Eureka public schools and
Mildred High School. He earned his bachelor of science degree and
teaching certificate from Stephen F. Austin University. Other
graduate and seminary studies were done at Southern Methodist
University, Dallas and Illif School of Theology, Denver, Colo. He
received his honorary doctorate of divinity from Texas Wesleyan
University. He married Rubye Lee Crenshaw on Aug. 4, 1929, in
Malakoff. He was granted his local preacher's license on May 18,
1933, by the Methodist Church, Navarro County, Bishop Hay presiding.
He served the Texas and Southwest Texas Conferences for the next 40
years and was pastor of the First United Methodist Church in
Marshall from 1962 to 1969. In addition to his many pastorates, he
served as district superintendent of the San Angelo District.
Dr. Harris promoted Boy Scouts of America in all the churches he
served and was chaplain to the World Scout Jamboree in Irvine,
Calif. He served on the national committed of Philmont Scout Ranch
in New Mexico and received the Silver Beaver Award in the area scout
meeting in San Antonio. He organized and was the first president of
the Crippled Children's Society of east Texas. The first office (a
converted hamburger stand) on U.S. 80 in Longview served Gladewater,
Longview and Kilgore. Now known as the Kilgore Treatment Center, it
serves all ages and conditions. He was a 32nd Degree Mason and
received his 50-year pen in Marshall. He served as chaplain of the
Grand Lodge of Texas and was a member of the Red Cross of
Constantine. Other activities include the war bond drive during
World War II, teaching English while in League City and serving as
president of the Rotary Club in Marshall.
He was preceded in death by his daughter, Caren Jean Harris.
Survivors include his wife, Rubye Lee Harris of Marshall; two sons,
Carroll Harris of Longview and Dana C. Harris of Marshall; six
grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Bob
(Kate) Lee of Gladewater; two brothers, Jerrel Harris of
Stephenville and John Bonner of San Angelo; and numerous nieces,
nephews, cousins and friends.
Pallbearers were Justin Harris, Kent Johnston, Mark Rogers, Rex
Brown Jr., T.D. Daniels and Charles S. Blalock III.
Honorary pallbearers were Chuck Spencer, Bob Maness, Talmadge Booth,
Luke Woodley, B.S. Manly, Rex Brown Sr. and the First United
Methodist Church's Men's Bible Class.
Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church Choir
Fund or to the charity of choice.
Oct 3, 1906 - Mar 5, 1993
Emma Lenora Wallace, 86, of Dallas, died March 5, 1993, in Colorado
Services will be 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at Restland Wildwood Chapel in
Dallas, with the Rev. Clyde Bizzell officiating. Burial will be in
Restland Memorial Park. Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m.
Monday at Restland Funeral Home.
She was born Oct. 3, 1906, in Beckville, Texas, and was a former
resident of Corsicana.
Survivors include two daughters, Barbara McKinney of Houston, and
Paula Wallace of New Bedford, Mass.; one son, Paul Wallace Jr. of
Colorado Springs, Colo.; eight grandchildren; and 16
June 3, 1908 - Mar 6, 1993
Mrs. Dudley (Willie Mae) Peacock, 84, of Corsicana, died March 6,
1993, in Corsicana.
Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday in the Laurel Land
Memorial Park in Fort Worth, with John Tabor officiating. The family
will receive visitors from 7 to 8 p.m. Monday at Laurel Land Funeral
Home in Fort Worth. Corley Funeral Home is in charge of
She was born June 3, 1908, in Grandview, Texas. She was a longtime
resident of Fort Worth, and a member of University Christian Church
of Fort Worth.
She was preceded in death by her husband, John Dudley Peacock.
Survivors include one son, Thomas A. Peacock of Corsicana; two
grandsons, Brad Peacock of Houston and Brent Peacock of Arlington;
and one granddaughter, Brenda Butler of Fort Worth.
abt 1937 - Feb 25, 1993
John Dudley Farish, 56, of Angleton, died Feb. 25, 1993, at
Brazosport Memorial Hospital.
Graveside services were held Feb. 27, 1993, in Angleton Cemetery,
with the Rev. Charles Wingate officiating. Arrangements were with
Palms Funeral Home of Angleton.
He was an Angleton resident for 27 years and was employed by L.E.
Myers for 28 years. He served with the U.S. Air Force.
Survivors include his wife, Sadie Farish of Angleton; two sons,
James Ray Farish of Angleton and Roger Dale Schardt of Hollister,
Calif; two brothers, Beauford Farish of Blooming Grove and Wendell
Farish of San Antonio; five sisters, Cleo Brown of Emhouse, Lucile
Collier of Prescott, Ariz., Johnie Lynch of Blooming Grove, Bettye
Collins of Kilgore and Dean Wheeler of Tyler; and one granddaughter.
Oct 24, 1913 - Mar 13, 1993
Wynona Power, 79, of Corsicana, died March 13, 1993, in Corsicana.
Services will be 2 p.m. Monday at Harvey-Douglas Funeral Home in
Ardmore, Okla., with dr. david Hale officiating. Burial will be in
Ardmore, Okla. Local arrangements are with Corley Funeral Home. The
family will receive visitors from 3 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Corley
She was born Oct. 24, 1913, in Wapanucka, Okla.
Survivors include one daughter and son-in-law, Sharon and Jerry
Eddins of Corsicana; two grandsons, Michael Eddins and Alan Eddins,
both of corsicana; five sisters, Edith Hardcastle of Merridan,
Texas, and Bonnie Bound, Marie Snyder, Elna Woodward and Raedoice
Woodward, all of Oklahoma City; and several nieces and nephews.
Sep 13, 1926 - Mar 18, 1993
Lowell C. Ramsey, 66, of Rice, died March 18, 1993, in Rice.
Services will be 10 a.m. Saturday at the Corley Funeral Chapel, with
the Rev. Mickey Loftis officiating. Burial will be at 2 p.m.
Saturday in the Melissa Cemetery in Melissa, Texas.
He was born Sept. 13, 1926, in Mexia. He was a member of Tabernacle
Baptist Church and a veteran of the U.S. Navy.
Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Marjorie Ramsey of Rice; his
mother, Myrtle Greer Ramsey of Corsicana; one son, Lowell Clyde
Ramsey of Alabama; one daughter, Melissa Ann Ramsey of Dallas; one
step-son, Jessie R. Clements of Lewisville; two step-daughters,
Carolyne Pyles of Mesquite, and Barbara Ramsey of McKinney; two
sisters, Francis Ellington of Corsicana, and Velma Black of Farms
Branch; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Mar 17, 1924 - Mar 27, 1993
Herman L. "Blackie" McCraw, 68, of Corpus Christi, died March 27,
1993 in Corpus Christi.
Services were 10 a.m. Monday at the Clifford-Jackson Funeral Home in
Corpus Christi. Graveside services were at 2 p.m. Monday in the San
Diego Cemetery in San Diego, Texas.
He was born March 17, 1924, in Purdon and grew up in Corsicana. He
was a longtime Corpus Christi resident and was employed as a
mechanist at NAS, an insurance salesman and was the owner/operator
of Corpus Auto Sales for many years. He was a member of Second
He was preceded in death by his parents, William Henry and Cassie
McCraw, and a sister, Christine Hansen.
Survivors include his wife, Delia C. McCraw of Corpus Christi; two
daughters, Vera Frances Laughterback and Kathy Woodall, both of
Oklahoma City; one son, Robert McCraw of Corpus Christi; two
brothers, William Alford McCraw of Corpus Christi and Beauford
McCraw of Pinehurst; one sister, Opal Parish of Waco; six
grandchildren; one step-daughter, Mary Lou Grout of Westminster,
Md.; and one stepson, Alan R. Ramirez of Indonesia.
Charles T. Gordon, Jr.
May 1, 1920 - Nov 3, 1920
Lost Infant Son.
Chas. T., the 6-months-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Gordon, died
at the family home in the Oak Grove addition last night after a long
illness, and the remains were interred in the
Paterson cemetery near
Emhouse this afternoon.
Mary Lue (Cunningham)
Feb 14, 1896 - Mar 8, 1970
Russell Rites Are Pending
Funeral services are pending at Calhoun Funeral Home for Mrs. Mary
Lue Russell, 74, who died Saturday in Fort Worth at the Autumn Year
Lodge Nursing Home. She was a native of Blooming Grove.
Survivors include her husband, Calvin Russell; two sons, Uless
Nelson of Blooming Grove and Leroy Russell of Fort Worth; a
daughter, Mrs. Annie Lois Clay of Fort Worth; a sister, Mrs. Emma
Rogers of Lubbock; a brother, Johnny Dunn of Dallas; three
grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
Interment will be in
Aug 15, 1885 - Jun 07, 1970
Orr Services Set Wednesday
George William Orr, 84, died Sunday morning at Memorial Hospital and
funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the St. Andrews
A. M. E. Church in the Brushy Prairie Community, of which he was a
The Rev. N. H. Franklin will officiate and interment will be in the
He was a native of Navarro County and a member of the Mason Brothers
Lodge No. 125.
Survivors include his wife, two sons, Leo E. Orr of Malakoff and
Reed E. Orr of Austin; five daughters, Mrs. Vesper Brown of Austin,
Mrs. Lorraine West of Kansas City, Mo., Mrs. Fordia Lott of Austin,
Mrs. Modene Hollaman of Austin, and Mrs. Doris Jones of San Antonio;
a sister, Mrs. Helen E. Diggs of Ft. Worth and one brother Dr.
Howard Orr of Corsicana.
Pallbearers will be John West, Luther Hollaman, Robert Lott, Reed E.
Orr, Leo Orr, Jr., and Clyde McMullan.
Calhoun Funeral Home will direct services.
Feb 10, 1907 - Nov 30, 1973
FROST—Funeral services are set for 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Taylor
Chapel Baptist Church in Frost for Mrs. Mary Adams, 66, of Frost who
was dead on arrival to Memorial Hospital Friday.
Burial will be at
Prairie with Rev. C. D. Deckerd, pastor officiating.
She was a member of Taylor Chapel Baptist Church, where she served
as an usher.
Arrangements are with Calhoun Funeral Home in Corsicana.
Survivors include two sisters, Mrs. Eva Taylor of Fort Worth and
Mrs. Birdie Carson of Jewett, Tex.; two grandchildren, Mrs.
Katherine Thomas of Frost and Lonnie Simmons of Fort Worth; and 10
Pallbearers include M. C. Williams, Lonzo Wallace, Larremore Smith,
Dough Warren, John Hailey, and John L. Lacy.
Sep 12, 1898 - Jan 20, 1966
John Younger Rites Sunday
Funeral services for John Younger, 67, native of Brushie Prairie,
who died at his home Thursday, were held Sunday at 2 p.m. from the
Saints Delight M. E. Methodist church at Brushie Prairie.
Rev. J. B. Phonix, pastor, conducted the rites. Pallbearers were
chosen from the F. and A. M. Masonic Fiar View Grand Lodge No. 125.
Interment was in the
Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Fannie Younger, Dawson; three sons,
four daughters, 18 grandchildren, one great-grandchild, a nephew and
Jul 7, 1907 - Apr 6, 1966
Sunday Rites For Will Cook
Services will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. from the A. M. E. Methodist
Church for Will Cook, 58, native of Blooming Grove who died
Wednesday in Memorial Hospital.
Rev. D. Brown, pastor of the church will officiate, with burial in
Survivors are a wife, Mrs. Ethel Cook, a daughter, Mrs. Willie Ruth
Lusk, Dallas; five sisters—Mrs. Pansy Raglin, Dallas, Mrs. Nora
Williams, Blooming Grove, Miss Reather Cook, Fort Worth, and Mrs.
Ivery Lee Clay, Hobbs, New Mexico; three Brothers—Preston, Fairbank,
and Arthur Cook; of Dallas; two aunts, two uncles, two
grandchildren, and other relatives.
Calhoun will direct.
Jul 7, 1902 - Nov 23, 1976
Services will be at 11 a.m. Sunday at the Scott Funeral Home Chapel
for Carl Baldwin, native of Navarro County and resident of
Galveston, who died Tuesday in Galveston.
The Rev. Ferrell will officiate, with burial following at
in Brushie Prairie.
Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Vannie Baldwin of Galveston; a
brother, Brady Baldwin of Brushie Prairie; two sisters, Mrs. Minnie
Daniels of Oklahoma and Mrs. Betty Turner of Kansas City; a number
of nieces, nephews, and other relatives.
Feb 25, 1922 - Mar 22, 1976
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Cedar Crest Funeral Home
Chapel in Dallas for Rural Nelson, 54, resident of Dallas.
Graveside services will be at
Cemetery in the Brushie Prairie Community. Local arrangements
are with Ross and Johnson Mortuary.
He was a member of the True Purpose Baptist Church in Dallas and a
veteran of World War II.
Survivors include two brothers, Curtis Nelson of Waco and James
Nelson of Los Angeles, Calif.; and two sisters, Mrs. Gurtie Wills of
Michigan and Mrs. Opal Williams of Dallas.
Mae (Gill) Coker
May 14, 1915 - May 30, 1968
Mrs. L. B. Coker
Mrs. L. B. (Della Mae) Coker, 53, was pronounced dead on arrival at
Memorial Hospital early Thursday after being rushed from her home,
818 S. 9th St. by ambulance.
She was a native of Cryer Creek and member of the Cryer Creek
Funeral services will be held Friday at 2:30 p.m. at the Corley
Chapel with burial in the
Grange Hall cemetery.
Surviving are her husband of Corsicana; one son, Bernard Lee Coker,
Athens; one daughter, Mrs. Bob Williams, Greenwood, Texas; four
grandchildren; one brother, Hubert Gill, Corsicana; one sister, Mrs.
J. G. Morris, Barry; and several nieces and nephews.
Nephews will be pallbearers.
Eva Elizabeth (Hagler) Holmes
Mar 2, 1896 - May 29, 1968
FROST—(Spl.)—Mrs. Eva Elizabeth Holmes, 72, died Wednesday in a
Hillsboro medical center. She was born March 2, 1896 in Bell county.
Services have been scheduled for 10 a.m. Friday at the McCormick
Funeral Chapel in Frost. Interment will be in
Surviving are her husband, James W. Holmes of Frost; three brothers,
Russell Hagler of Brownwood, Lee Hagler of Santo, and Jack Hagler of
Belen, N. M.; two sisters, Mrs. May Wilson and Mrs. Earl Brown, both
of Temple; and a number of nieces and nephews and other relatives.
John L. Caffy
Mar 8, 1881 - Mar 4, 1960
Tuesday Rites For J. L. Caffy
Funeral services for John L. Caffy, 79, was held Tuesday at 3 p.m.
from the Corley Funeral Chapel with Claude B. Holcomb, minister of
the Fifth Avenue Church of Christ, conducting the final rites.
Interment is scheduled in
A retired farmer, Mr. Caffy died early Monday in the home of a
Corsicana daughter after an extended illness. He had lived in the
Angus community the past 54 years. He was born in Murphreesboro,
Survivors include his widow, Mrs. John L. Caffy, Corsicana; two
daughters, Mrs. Avin O. Martin, Corsicana, and Mrs. J. D.
Youngblood, Fort Worth; two grandchildren, Kay Martin and John L.
Youngblood, one brother, F. P. Caffy, Angus; one sister, Mrs. Lannie
Becton, Murphreesboro, Tenn., and a number of nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers were Walter Stewart, Hubert Joyner, O. L. Pitts, Otto
Vaughn, Marvin White and Jimmy Cobb.
Honorary pallbearers were friends of the family.
Jan 20, 1881 - Mar 2, 1957
Mrs. Frank Caffy Expires Saturday
Mrs. Frank Caffy, 75, of Angus, died in the Navarro Clinic late
Funeral services were held Sunday at 3 p.m. from the Corley Chapel.
Burial was in the
The rites were conducted by Claude B. Holcomb, minister of the Fifth
Avenue Church of Christ.
A native of Risin, Ark., Mrs. Caffy had resided in Navarro county 62
Surviving are her husband of Angus; a son, W. O. Caffy, Angus; a
daughter, Mrs. J. W. Thursday, Houston; two granddaughters, Patricia
and Sandra Thurston, both of Houston; a brother, Walter Powell,
California; two sisters, Mrs. L. S. Moran, Terrell, and Mrs. Maggie
Barnard, Tulsa, Okla., and a number of nieces, nephews and other
Pallbearers were L. C. Jones, Preston Brown, J. R. English, Jr.,
Morris Bodily, Walter Stewart and Ted Bray.
Frank Peter Caffy
Dec 9, 1874 - Sep 20, 1962
Frank Caffy Rites Friday
Funeral services for Frank P. Caffy, 86, of 6754 Limestone, Houston,
who died Thursday morning in Houston, were held Friday at 2:30 p.m.
from the Corley Chapel with burial in the
The rites were conducted by Claude B. Holcomb, minister of the Fifth
Avenue Church of Christ.
Surviving are a son, W. O. Caffy, Luling; a daughter, Mrs. J. W.
Thurston, Houston, and Mrs. Morris Bodily, Corsicana, who was reared
in the Caffy home as a daughter, two granddaughters and other
Caffy resided in the Angus community 63 years before moving to
Pallbearers were Walter Stewart, Morris Bodily, Lester Jones, Henry
Slate, Burt Jones, Marion White, and Cecil Johnston.
Wylie Roe Lowrey
Jan 22, 1887 - Jun 30, 1966
W. R. Lowrey Dies Thursday Rites Friday
Wiley Roe Lowrey, 79, retired pipeline worker, 402 West First
Avenue, died Thursday morning at Mel-Haven Convalescent Home here.
Funeral services will be held Friday at 2 p.m. from the Corley
chapel, with Rev. Robert Potts, First Baptist Church pastor,
conducting. Burial will be in
Surviving are his wife, of Corsicana; a daughter, Mrs. W. H. Jeter,
also of Corsicana; and nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers will be Frank Arnett, Porter Sneed, M. C. Dickson, S. B.
Nowell, Percy Nowell and Jimmy Morris.
Dec 15, 1918 - Jun 06, 1976
BRUSHY PRAIRIE—Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the M. E.
Methodist Church in Brushy Prairie community for Mrs. Selettie
Adams, 57, who died Thursday at Memorial Hospital.
The Rev. Alvin Joe Bagsby will officiate, and burial will be at
Arrangements are with Scott Funeral Home in Corsicana.
Survivors include her husband, Timp Adams of Frost; three daughters,
Mrs. Romana Randle of Buffalo and Miss Audrey Adams and Miss Judy
Adams both of Frost; seven sons, Tom Adams of Fort Worth, Artis Lee
Adams of Lincoln, Neb., Doris Lee Adams of Fort Worth, Kirby Adams,
Timp Adams, Jr., and Mon Jay Adams all of Frost, and George Pete
Adams of Frankfurt, Germany.
Sons will be pallbearers.
Apr 27, 1916 - Oct 04, 1972
Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday at Saints Delight
Methodist Church in the Brushie Prairie Community for Arnold
Armstrong of Frost who died Wednesday morning at Hubbard Hospital as
a result of a Sept. 9 car accident in Hubbard.
Rev. G. Morris, pastor, will officiate, and burial will be in
Funeral services are under the direction of Calhoun Funeral Home in
Survivors include a son, the Rev. D. R. Armstrong of Fort Worth;
three daughters, Mrs. Dorothy Allen of Fort Worth, Mrs. Betty Elam
of Dallas and Mrs. Claudett Saleman of Dallas; his mother, Lizzie H.
Williams of Brushie Prairie; 16 grandchildren; two
great-grandchildren; and other relatives.
Pallbearers will be Marcellas Shultz, Bobby Meakins, Clyde Beavers,
Thurman Shultz, Charles Hunt and Walter Schultz.
Jan 18, 1921 - Aug 05, 1972
J. A. Younger
Funeral services are scheduled for 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Brushie
Prairie Community Church for John Allen Younger, 52, of Abilene and
native of Navarro County who died Aug. 5 at the Veteran’
Administration Hospital in Big Spring.
Burial will be in
Cemetery. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of
Calhoun Funeral Home.
He was a retired truck driver and member of Morning Star Baptist
Church of Abilene and the Knights of Pythias Lodge No. 77. He was
also a veteran of World War II.
Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Mirthalee Younger of Abilene; a
daughter, Mrs. Jo Ann Love of Denver Colo.; his mother, Mrs. Fannie
Younger of Dawson; four sisters, Mrs. Eva Johnson and Mrs. Edna
Lusk, both of Dallas, and Mrs. Dru Young and Mrs. Lean Mitchell both
of Waco; two brothers, G. C. Younger of Dawson and Fred Younger of
Houston; and four grandchildren.
Apr 14, 1903 - Dec 08, 1972
J. Miller, Sr.
FROST—Funeral services are set for 2 p.m. Friday at Taylor Baptist
Church in Frost for Jewell Miller Sr., 69 of Frost, who died Friday
at Littlefield, Tex.
Rev. C. L. Decker will officiate, with burial to follow at
Cemetery near Pelham Community.
Calhoun Funeral Home in Corsicana will direct.
Survivors include five sons, Weldon Miller of Blooming Grove, Ernest
Miller of Dallas, Rufus Miller of Fort Worth, Lonnie Simmons of Fort
Worth, and Jewell Miller, Jr., of Lubbock; four daughters, Mrs.
Catherine Thomas of Frost, Mrs. Bobbie Luster of Lewisville, Miss
Morine Miller and Mrs. Lizzie Carey, both of Fort Worth; four
sisters, and other relatives.
Katherine (Williams) Simmons-Miller
Nov 08, 1926 - Sept 29, 1971
Funeral services for Mrs. Katherine Miller, 44, of Frost, will be
Sunday at 2 p.m. at Taylor Chapel Baptist Church. The Rev. C. L.
Deckard, pastor of the church, will officiate, and burial will be in
Mrs. Miller is survived by her husband, Jewell Miller of Frost; a
daughter, Mrs. Catherine Thomas of Frost; a son, Lonnie Simmons, Jr.
of Fort Worth; father Raymond Williams and mother, Mrs. Mary Adams
of Frost; ten grandchildren; and other relatives.
Born in Ellis County Nov. 8, 1926, Mrs. Miller was a member of the
North Ebenezer Baptist Church in Fort Worth.
Services are under the direction of Calhoun Funeral Home.
Jan 6, 1901 - Apr 28, 1971
Funeral services for Tyree Taylor, 70, of Frost will be 1 p.m.
Sunday in the Taylor Chapel Baptist Church in Frost. Rev. C. D.
Deckard will officiate with burial in
Cemetery under the direction of Calhoun Funeral Home.
Mr. Taylor died Wednesday at his home in Frost.
A member of the Taylor Chapel Baptist Church, he was born in York on
January 6, 1901. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Tommie Taylor.
Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Eva Taylor of Frost; three sons,
Curtis Taylor and T. J. Taylor both of Frost, and Willie Taylor of
Fort Worth; one daughter, Mrs. Mary L. Bundage of Fort Worth; one
sister, Mrs. Lucille Montgomery of Corpus Christi; one brother,
Zelman Taylor of Corpus Christi, fifteen grandchildren and eight
Pallbearers will be Lonza Wallace, Latimore Smith, John Hailey, Ned
Hill, Dug Warren, Rogers Proctor.
Ester (Morris) Greer-Love
Sep 21, 1902 - Feb 13, 1974
Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at St. Andrews A. M. E.
Church in Brushie Prairie Community for Mrs. Mary Love, 71, who died
Wednesday at Memorial Hospital.
Rev. C. D. Decker will officiate and burial will be at
Cemetery. Arrangements are with Calhoun Funeral Home in
She was secretary of the Sunday school classes at St. Andrews A. M.
E. Church and was a member of the Heroines of Jerico Queen Ester
Court No. 32 of the Brushie Prairie Community.
Survivors include four sons, Lorenza Greer of Lanham, Maryland, Doss
Greer of Fort Worth, L. G. Greer of Indianapolis, Ind., and Chester
Ray Love of Frost; two daughters, Mrs. Corine Greer of Frost and
Mrs. Jessie Burley of Trinidad; seven grandchildren; two great-grand
children; a brother, Nervil Morris of Los Angeles, Calif.; and other
Sep 23, 1882 - Jul 15, 1974
BLOOMING GROVE—Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday at the
Tyree A. M. E. Church in Blooming Grove for Arthur Larremore, 91,
resident of Blooming Grove who died Monday at Memorial Hospital.
Rev. Larry Rosenburg of Dallas will officiate, and burial will be at
Cemetery near Pelham Community.
Arrangements are with Calhoun Funeral Home in Corsicana.
Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Emma Larremore of Blooming Grove;
a son, Vernon Larremore Sr., 11 grandchildren, four
great-grandchildren, and a sister, Katie Bloodworth of Lockhart,
Pallbearers will be Vernon Larremore, Jr., Elzie Larremore, Gary
Larremore, Frank Williams, Jr., David Nelson and James Nelson.
Jan 4, 1914 - Jul 9, 1973
Funeral services are set for 2 p.m. Sunday at the Tyree A. M. E.
Church of Blooming Grove for Mrs. Retha Cook, 59, a Frost native.
Rev. Larry Rosenburrough will officiate, and burial will follow in
Surviving are one son, four sisters, three brothers, two
grandchildren and one uncle.
Funeral services are set for 2 p.m. Sunday at the Tyree A. M. E.
Church of Blooming Grove for Mrs. Retha Cook, 59, a native of Frost
who died Monday in Fort Worth.
Rev. Larry Rosenburrough will officiate, and burial will follow in
Surviving are one son, Jimmy Porter of Fort Worth; four sisters,
Mrs. Pansy Raglin of Dallas, Mrs. Lucy Prescott and Mrs. Nora
Williams, both of Blooming Grove, and Mrs. Ivery Clay of Hobbs N.
Me.; three brothers, Preston Cook, Fairbanks Cook and Arthur Cook,
all of Dallas; two grandchildren, Ray Glen Porter and Margaret Pearl
Porter, both of Fort Worth, and one uncle, Henry Jennings of Waco.
Aug 10, 1904 - Dec 11, 1973
Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Church of Christ in
God in Frost for Saint Alexander, 69, Frost, who died Tuesday in the
Hillsboro Hospital. Burial was in
Arrangements were with Calhoun Funeral Home in Corsicana.
Surviving are his widow, a daughter, a son and several
Charles Perry “Charlie” Jones
Apr 18, 1875 - Mar 29, 1949
C. P. JONES RITES PLANNED TUESDAY; DIED AT PURSLEY
C. P. Jones, aged 72 years, died at his residence in the Pursley
community Monday morning at 10 o’clock. Funeral services will be
held at the Pursley Church of Christ Tuesday afternoon but the
funeral hour had not been announced early Monday afternoon.
Surviving are his wife of Pursley; a daughter, Mrs. A. E. Matthews,
Pursley; a son, E. F. Jones, Pursley; a brother, Jerome Jones,
Dawson; three sisters, Miss Millie Jones, Corsicana; Mrs. Belle
Lyles, Union High, and Mrs. J. W. Sowell, Pittsburgh, Tenn., and
Corley Funeral Home will direct.
C.P. JONES RITES ARE HELD TUESDAY; UNION HIGH BURIAL
Funeral services for C. P. Jones, 72, who died at his home in
Pursley Monday morning were held from the Pursley Church of Christ
Tuesday afternoon at 3 o’clock. Burial was in the
Union High Cemetery.
The rites were conducted by Bro. Hellums, Church of Christ minister.
Surviving are his wife of Pursley; a son, E. F. Jones, and a
daughter of Pursley; three sisters, Miss Millie Jones, Corsicana;
Mrs. Belle Lyles, Union High, and Mrs. J. W. Sowell Pittsburg,
Tenn.; a brother Jerome Jones, Dawson and other relatives.
Pallbearers were Lester Beall, John Mahoney, Curtis Clemons, Arthur
Price, Cecil Humbert and Goldman Blackmon.
Corley Funeral Home directed.
Sep 26, 1867 - Mar 10, 1963
Mrs. C. P. Jones Rites Monday
Mrs. C. P. Jones, 95, of Pursley, died in the Navarro Clinic Sunday.
Funeral services were held Monday at 2 p.m. from the Pursley Church
The rites were conducted by J. C. Mahoney, Church of Christ
Minister. burial was in the
Board Tree Cemetery
in the Union High community.
She was a native of Tennessee.
Surviving are a son, E. F. Jones, Corsicana; a daughter, Mrs. Aubrey
Matthews, Corsicana; two grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, a
brother Greely Wicker, Blue Ridge; and other relatives.
Pallbearers were Lee Hardin, Edward Hale, Elmer Adams, Curtis
Clemons, Charles Copeland, Ned Murray, Max Ganze and Cah Ganze.
Elbert Fred Jones
Feb 28, 1902 - Nov 4, 1974
E. F. Jones
Funeral services are set for 2 p.m. Wednesday at Corley Funeral
Chapel for E. F. (Fred) Jones, 74, who died Monday at the Twilight
Home. Burial will be in
Board Tree Cemetery at Union High in Navarro County.
He was a native of Navarro County and a retired farmer.
He is survived by one sister, Mrs. Rosaline Matthews of Pursley; one
nephew, Arvine Matthews of Pursley; and a niece, Mrs. Mary Slater of
E. F. Jones
Funeral services were to be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Corley
Funeral Home Chapel for E. F. (Fred) Jones, 74, who died Monday at
Rev. David Owen, Church of Christ minister, was to officiate, with
burial to follow at Board
Tree Cemetery at Union High in Navarro County.
Survivors include a sister, Mrs. Rosaline Matthews of Pursley; one
nephew and a niece.
Pallbearers include Elvin Slater, Wallace Proy, A. H. Murray, Roy
Walker, Elmer Adams, Major Murray, W. L. Pursley, and Max Gaines.
Mar 9, 1913 - Jul 7, 1953
Alvin O. Martin Dies Tuesday Of Heart Attack
Alvin O. Martin, 40, native of Corsicana, died of a heart attack
Tuesday night after collapsing at the Southwestern Oil and refining
Company at Corpus Christi, where he was employed.
Martin was pronounced dead upon arrival at a hospital. W. A.
Gillelord, justice of the peace, returned a coroner’s verdict of
death due to a heart attack.
Funeral services will be held from the Fifth Avenue Church of Christ
here Friday at 2 p.m. Burial will be in the
The rites will be conducted by C. B.Thomas, Corpus Christi Church of
Christ minister, assisted by Claude B. Holcomb, minister of the
Martin was reared in Corsicana, the son of Mrs. J. E. Martin and the
late J. E. Martin. He has resided at Corpus Christi for the past 17
He was a member of the Ayers Street Church of Christ, and active in
Masonic circles. He was a member and past master of the Corpus
Christi Lodge 189, A. F. and A. M.; a member of the Perham Chapter
91, R.A.M.; a member of the Corpus Christi Commandery 57, Knights
Templar; and past patron of Corpus Christi Chapter 354, Order
Survivng are his wife and daughter, Kay 338 Rossiter, Corpus
Christi; mother, Mrs. J. E. Martin, 507 North Twelfth street,
Corsicana; a brother, A. F. Martin, California; four sisters, Mrs.
D. S. Hinesley, Waco; Mrs. John L. Sullivan, Fort Wayne, Ind.; Mrs.
Floyd F. Knotts, Overton, and Mrs. H. E. Gentsch, Gladewater.
Corley will direct.
Mar 11, 1912 - Sep 4, 1994
Alton Lee Almond
Alton Lee Almond, 82, of Dawson, died Sept. 4, 1994 at Corsicana
Funeral service will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at Wade Funeral Chapel in
Hubbard with the Rev. Weldon Barnard officiating. Burial will be in
He was born March 11, 1912 in Purdon and was a lifelong resident of
Dawson. He was a self-employed farmer. He was a member of Navarro
Mills Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Zuma Anis Almond of Dawson; two sons,
Lonnie Almond of Irving and Dorman Almond of Garland; two brothers,
Charlie Almond of Carrollton and Clyde Almond of Whitewright, Texas;
four sisters, Letha Adams of Corsicana and Leona Wheeler, Lometa
Tanner and Wanda Derden, all of Dallas; four grandchildren; and one
Feb 20, 1891 - Jan 10, 1940
Brushy Prairie Farmer Buried ON Thursday Afternoon
DAWSON, Jan. 13, --John Whitener, prominent farmer of the Brushy
Prairie community, died suddenly at his home Wednesday night.
Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon with burial in the
Maggie Cornelia (Haynes)
Sep 3, 1862 - May 13, 1919
West End News.
All right, Mr. Editor and Sun-Light Chats, here I come again.
Grandma Whitner of Spring Hill died at the home of her daughter,
Mrs. Obe Vest, of Brushy Prairie on Monday night, the 12th, and was
buried the next day in the
Dawson Cemetery. She leaves and aged husband, Uncle Bill
Whitener, and several children, all grown and married. Grandma has
been an invalid for a long time, but her sufferings and trials on
this old earth are over and we all sympathize with the bereaved
husband and children.
May 19. UNCLE JOHN
A. B. Graham
Nov 26, 1909 - Sep 11, 1991
A. B. Graham
A. b. Graham, 81, of Dawson, died Sept. 11, 1991, at Navarro
Services will be 2 p.m. Friday in Wade Funeral Home Chapel with the
Rev. Paul Thompson officiating. Burial will be in
He was born Nov. 26, 1909, in Dawson. He was a life-long resident of
Dawson and was a retired supervisor from the Mexia State School. He
was also a farmer and a rancher. He was a member of the Cumberland
Presbyterian Church of Dawson.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Jo Billie Graham in April
Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, James Robert (Bob)
and Lampueng Graham of Lecompte, La.; and three grandchildren.
Lorene Ida (Merrell) Bressie
Aug 6, 1903 - Mar 17, 1983
Mrs. Lorene Merrell Bressie
Mrs. Lorene Merrell Bressie, 79, of Corsicana, died Thursday at
Navarro Memorial Hospital.
Service is pending at Corley Funeral Home. Burial will be at
She was a native of Navarro County and a member of the Navarro
Her husband, Jack Bressie, precededed her in death Oct. 1, 1974.
Survivors include one son, Jack L. Bressie, of Farmers Branch; six
grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and two brothers, Frank
Merrell and Carrell Merrell, both of Corsicana.
Nephews will be pallbearers.
Annette (Sikes) Mims
May 12, 1901 - Oct 23, 1965
Mrs. W. D. Mims Dies Saturday, Rites Monday
Mrs. W. D. (Annette) Mims, 64, of 620 South Fourteenth street, died
in the Navarro Clinic Saturday night following a stroke at the
family home Saturday about 5 a. m.
Funeral services were held Monday at 2 p.m. from the Corley Chapel
with burial in Oakwood
cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Norman Purvis, pastor
of the Central Methodist church, of which she was a member.
Native of Georgia, Mrs. Mims came to Corsicana as a small child and
had been a clerk with the J. M. Dyer Company for many years.
Surviving are her husband, W. D. Mims, Corsicana; two brothers, J.
W. Sikes, Montezuma, Ga., and Basil Sikes, Sundown, a sister, Mrs.
B. A. (Cozette) Crews, Dallas; a nephew, Henry B. Sikes, Corsicana;
two nieces, Mrs. R. B. Peacock, Dallas, and Mrs. Virgil Pope, San
Antonio and other relatives.
Zelda Zeula (Mays) Humbert
May 17, 1910 - Jul 13, 1986
Mrs. James Humbert
Mrs. James (Zelda) Humbert, 76, of Corsicana, died Sunday at Navarro
Services were today at Corley Funeral Home with Dr. David Hale
officiating. Burial was in Resthaven Memorial Park.
Pallbearers were Brantley Humbert, Marcus Humbert, James Owen, Dan
Paschall, Slim Bolen, Billy Humbert, Billy Owen and Dale Simmons.
Oliver Newton Little
Mar 26, 1901 - Apr 30, 1985
Service for Oliver Little, 84, of Corsicana, who died Saturday will
be at 2 p.m. today at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home Chapel with the
Rev. David Williams officiating.
Burial will be at Resthaven Memorial Park.
Pallbearers are Chuck Mathes, Charlie Mathes, James Heifner, Jimmy
Little, George Blackwood and Johnny Mosley
Ada Neely (Beamon) Cooley-Biggs
Mar 30, 1894 - May 6, 1973
Funeral services are set for 10 a.m. Tuesday at Trinity Baptist
Church for Mrs. Ada Biggs, 78, of Corsicana, who died Sunday in
Rev. Mickey Loftis will officiate and burial will be at
Resthaven Memorial Park. Griffin Funeral Home will direct.
She was a native of Texas and a member of Trinity Baptist Church.
Survivors include two sons, Troy Cooley of Corsicana and S. J.
Cooley of Midland; a daughter, Estell Parker of Wortham; a brother,
J. B. Beamon of Corsicana; two sisters, Liddie Allred and Mrs.
Estella Goodman both of Corsicana; eight grandchildren, eight
great-grandchildren, and a number of nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers are nephews.
The Corsicana Daily Sun
- Monday, May 7, 1973
- 1st husband William Everett Cooley buried at Hamilton-Beeman
cemetery 2nd husband unk Biggs d/o Joseph F. Beamon and Martella
- Submitted by Diane Richards
Annis Dora Butler
Oct 13, 1922 - Jan 7, 2000
Ann Butler, 77, of Temple and formerly of Blooming Grove, passed
away Friday, Jan. 7, 2000, at Winston Nursing Home in Temple.
Visitation will be 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. today at Griffin-Roughton
Funeral Home in Blooming Grove.
Graveside services will be 2 p.m. today at
Rose Hill Cemetery, with
J. W. Perry officiating.
Mrs. Butler was born Oct. 13, 1922 in Blooming Grove.
She is survived by her nephews, Earl Perry of Dallas, J. W. Perry of
Temple and Charles Perry of Irving; nieces, Patricia Butler of
Austin and Fran Holbert of Little Rock, Ark.; and cousin, Lila
Rutherford of Corsicana.
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home of Blooming Grove.
Violet Vice Frances (Butcher) Dunaway
Nov 16, 1907 - Sep 14, 1994
Violet F. Dunaway
Violet F. Dunaway, 86, of Blooming Grove, died Sept. 14, 1994, in
Navarro Regional Hospital.
Graveside services will be 4 p.m. Friday in
Rose Hill Cemetery, with
Rev. Marvin Moore officiating. Services are under the direction of
Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.
Survivors include one son, Ray L. Dunaway of Blooming Grove; one
daughter, Brenda Gullatt of Blooming Grove,; five grandchildren,
Loren Gullatt, Mike, Bart, and Calvin Dunaway, and Raejeana Beckham,
all of Blooming Grove; four great-granddaughters; one
great-grandson; and one great-great- granddaughter.
Thomas Allen Ellis
Dec 30, 1906 - Dec 3, 1989
Allen Ellis, 82, of Weatherford and formerly of Blooming Grove, died
Dec. 3, 1989, in Oklahoma.
Services are 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home
in Blooming Grove with Bob Williams officiating. Burial will follow
in Rose Hill Cemetery.
He was preceded in death by a daughter, Barbara Ellis in 1946.
Survivors include his wife, Ruby Ellis of Mobile, Ala.; three
daughters, Billie Waldrip of Richland Hills, Naomi Fleming of
Kingston, Okla., and Janie Doshier, of Brock, Texas; one
step-daughter, Nellie Willis of Mobile, Ala,; nine grandchildren;
and 11 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and a
number of nieces and nephews.
Ruby (McSpadden) Ellis
Aug 19, 1882 - Aug 15, 1969
Mrs. Ruby Ellis
BLOOMING GROVE (Spl)—Funeral services were held Saturday at 5 p.m.
at the United Methodist Church in Blooming Grove for Mrs. Ruby Ellis
of Blooming Grove who died Friday in Memorial Hospital. The Rev. Roy
Davis of Corsicana officiated. Burial was in
Rose Hill Cemetery.
A native of Drane, she would have been 87 on Aug. 19. She was the
widow of the late Dr. W. M. Ellis.
She is survived by four sisters, Love Padgett of Blooming Grove;
Mrs. Birdie Dodson of Malakoff; Mrs. Lula Westbrook of Big Spring,
and Mrs. Virginia Kuntz of Dallas; three brothers, Seth, Clayton and
J. O. McSpadden, all of Blooming Grove; and a number of nieces and
Pallbearers were Ralph McSpadden, Gerald McSpadden, Danny McSpadden,
Justin McSpadden, George Crider, Dr. Richard Sanders, Darrell
Highley and Delmer Tipping.
Canna C. (Holliefield) Ewing
May 6, 1895 - May 30, 1968
Funeral services for Mrs. Canna Ewing, 73, Blooming Grove who died
Thursday, were held Saturday at 3 p.m. at the First Baptist Church
in Blooming Grove. The pastor, the Rev. Ronnie Chesser, and the Rev.
Mel Hardin, pastor of the Center Baptist church, officiated. Burial
was in Rose Hill Cemetery.
Surviving are two sons, a daughter, two sisters, one brother, three
grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Jan 23, 1923 - Dec 7, 1992
Homer Ewing, 69, of Blooming Grove, died Dec. 8, 1992 at his
Funeral services will be 2:30 p.m. Thursday at the Griffin-Roughton
Funeral Home in Blooming Grove with Barry Fike officiating. The
burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery.
Survivors include one sister, Ila Frederick of Blooming Grove.
Lee Roy Ewing
Aug 14, 1912 - Mar 29, 1984
BLOOMING GROVE—Leroy Ewing, 71, of Blooming Grove, died at his
Service is pending at Blooming Grove Funeral Home.
Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Glady Ewing of Blooming Grove; a
son, James Leroy Ewing of Corsicana; a daughter Billie Vasquez of
Pearland; a brother, Homer Ewing of Blooming Grove; a sister, Ila
Frederick of Blooming Grove; five grandchildren and one
Pallbearers are Buford Holliefield, Curtis Holliefield, George
McCarter, Don Barham, Hershel Barham, and Thomas Oliphant.
Opal Gertrude Farish
Sep 25, 1911 - Jun 22, 1987
Opal Farish, 75, of Hillsboro, died Monday at the Canterbury Villa.
Service will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in the Griffin-Roughton
Funeral Home in Blooming Grove. Mark Farish will officiate. Burial
will be in Rose Hill Cemetery.
Survivors include a brother, Lloyd Farish of Irving; and several
nieces, nephews and cousins.
Pallbearers are Jack Farish, Larry Farish, Beauford Farish, Ronald
Lynch, Buck Farish and Lee Farish.
Walter William Farish
Jul 1, 1886 - Aug 9, 1980
BLOOMING GROVE—Walter W. Farish, 94, of Blooming Grove, who died
Saturday night in Terrell.
Service is Monday, 3 p.m., Ballard Funeral Home chapel with the Rev.
Henry H. Kinkeade, First Baptist Church of Irving, officiating.
Burial follows at Rose Hill Cemetery.
He was a lifelong resident of Navarro County and a retired farmer.
Survivors include two sons, Loyd Farish, of Irving, and Clyde Farish
of Lockney; a daughter, Opal Farish, of Hillsboro; a brother, John
Farish of Corsicana; four grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren; and
two sisters, Minnie Lee Jackson, of Corsicana, and Myra Jackson of
Pallbearers are great-grandsons.
Myra D. (Weatherby) Cohen
Mar 30, 1919 - Feb 9, 1981
Memorial services will be Sunday at 2 p.m. at First United Methodist
Church here for Myra Weatherby Cohen, formerly of Corsicana who died
Feb. 9 in Orlando, Fla., and not Wednesday (today) As previously
Iva Ella (Hodges) Griffin
died Mar 30, 1981
Iva Griffin, of Hearne, died Monday in Marlin Hospital. She was a
former Corsicana resident.
Service is 3 p.m. Thursday in the Heartfeld Funeral Home in Hearne.
She was employed as a ticket agent at the Continental Trailways
depot for eight years while a Corsicana resident.
Survivors include one daughter, Alice Griffin, of Goose Creek, S.
C.; two sons, Joe Griffin of Corsicana and Sam Griffin, of
Shreveport, La.; and six grandchildren.
George Washington Yerby
Aug 28, 1893 - Aug 3, 1986
George Yerby, 92, of Corsicana, died Sunday at Parkrow Nursing Home.
Services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home
with the Rev. James T. Davis officiating. Graveside services will be
1 p.m. Tuesday at Emeral Hill Cemetery at Kennedale.
Survivors include two sons, J. C. Yerby of Whitney and L. C. Yerby
of Corsicana; a brother, Willie Yerby of Houston; a sister, Ida
Johnson of Whitney; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Leon Stough, Jay Martinez, Terry Forbes, John
Burns, James Alexander and Allen Ward.
The Corsicana Daily Sun
- Monday, Aug 4, 1986
- Emeral Hill Cemetery, Kennedale, Texas
- h/o Alma Cardia (McClain) Yerby s/o Franklin Monroe “Frank”
Yerby and Nancy (Simons) Yerby
- Submitted by Diane Richards
Theodore F. “Bud” Davis
Feb 17, 1906 - Dec 28, 1989
T. F. Davis
T. F. (Bud) Davis, 83, of Kilgore, died Dec. 28, 1989, in Stone Road
Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday in Rosehood Cemetery,
with Rev. Buddy Duggins officiating. Rader Funeral Home is in charge
He was born Feb. 17, 1906, in Forney Texas. He was a retired
maintenance foreman with the Texas Highway Department.
Survivors include one daughter, Linda McCoy of Kilgore; one brother,
Billy Ed Davis of Abilene; two grandchildren; and several nieces and
Memorials may be made to the First Presbyterian Church in Brenham,
Mertice Idell (Chapman) Smith
abt 1916 - Apr 22, 1991
Mertice Smith, 75, of Lanely, died Apr. 22, 1991, in Fairfield
Services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at Ricks Funeral Home Chapel,
with the Rev. Dwight Atchley officiating. Burial will be in Dew
She was preceded in death by her husband, Zelon R. Smith, and three
brothers, Otis Chapman, Arthur Chapman, Jr., and Gaines Chapman.
Survivors include two sisters, Dovie Gandy of Silas, Ala., and
Pauline Lambert of Columbia, Miss.; three brothers, Ottasee Chapman
and N. W. Chapman (Snooks), both of Gilbertown, Ala., and Alman
Chapman of Thibodaux, La.; one sister-in-law, Mrs., Pat (Ralph)
Smith of Teague; and several nieces and nephews.
George Arlington Kelley
Feb 12, 1905 - Apr 21, 1985
BLOOMING GROVE—George A. Kelley, 80, of Blooming Grove, died Sunday
at Navarro Regional Hospital.
Service is 2 p.m. Tuesday at Blooming Grove Funeral Home Chapel with
the Rev. Neal Rogers officiating. Burial will be at Malakoff
Survivors include his wife, Gladys Kelley of Blooming Grove; five
sons, Marvin M. Kelley of Balch Springs, William A. Kelley of Mexia,
Troy G. Kelley, Mesquite, Ollie Gene Kelley of Blooming Grove, and
Kenneth C Kelley of Sunnyvale, Calif.; two daughters, Mary Sue
O’Pry of Silver City and Mrs. J. B. Sephenson of Mexia; 13
grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
The Corsicana Daily Sun
- Monday April 22, 1985
- Malakoff cemetery, Malakoff, Tx.
- h/o Gladys Hattie (Howell) Kelley s/o James Henry Kelley and
Susie Elizabeth (Collins) Kelley
- Submitted by
Erma Jean “Bett” Martin
Oct 6, 1933 - Feb 3, 1976
Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Second Mission Baptist
Church for Erma Jean (Bett) Martin, 42, resident of Corsicana, who
died Tuesday at Dallas Baylor Hospital.
The Rev. Paul Curry will officiate, and burial will be at
Arrangements are with Scott Funeral Home.
Richard Martin Thomas Sr.
Feb 11, 1916 - Apr 3, 1982
Richard Martin Thomas, Sr.
Richard Martin Thomas, Sr., 66, Corsicana, died Saturday night at
Service is Saturday, 1 p.m., Bethel A. M. E. Church. Burial at
Wake service is Friday, 7 p.m., Ross and Johnson Mortuary.
He was a veteran of World
War II and a retired rancher.
Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Verdell Cox Thomas of Corsicana;
two daughters, Mrs. Linder Simpson, of Houston, and Miss Marie
Thomas, of Corsicana; two sons, Richard M. Thomas, Jr., of
Corsicana, and Renard Thomas of Lake Jackson; six grandchildren; one
sister, Mrs. Verma Williams, of Las Vegas, Nev.; three brothers,
James Thomas, of Houston, Steve Thomas, of Las Vegas, and Evan
Thomas of Houston.
Pallbearers are Chester B. Thomas, Ray Gardner, Alfred Martin, John
O. Gullory, Charlie Francis and Harold Hamilton.
Willie Ola (Watson) Jordan
Feb 8, 1911 - Jul 4, 1982
Willie Ola Jordan
Willie Ola Jordan, 71, of Avalon, died Sunday at Navarro Memorial
Service will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Ross and Johnson Mortuary
chapel. Burial will be in the
Survivors include five daughters, Della Brown of Corsicana, Leola
Smith of Kerens, Nora Coy and Pauline Miles, both of Marshall and
Pearline Landurn; one son, Jimmy Dean Jordan, of Avalon; two
sisters, Clemmie Lee Richardson, of Hillsboro, and Ida Mae Williams,
of Arizona; 21 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
abt 1885 - Jul 23, 1982
Pack Davis, 97, of Corsicana, died Friday at Navarro Memorial
Service is Tuesday, 3 p.m. at Second Mission Baptist Church. Burial
Survivors include one son, Willie Davis, of Corsicana, 13
grandchildren, 58 great-grandchildren and a number of
Randall (Jack) Carter
May 6, 1895 - Nov 1, 1981
Randall (Jack) Carter
Randall (Jack) Carter, 86, of Corsicana, was dead on arrival at
Memorial Hospital Sunday.
Service is 3 p.m. Wednesday in Calvary Baptist Church. Burial in
Woodland. The wake service is 7 p.m. tonight in Ross & Johnson
He was a retired brick mason, a
World War I veteran and a member of
St. Andrews Lodge 7/8112.
He is survived by his wife, Nesree Carter, of Corsicana; two
sisters, Mamie Oaks and Clara McDaniels, both of Corsicana; and one
brother, Moses Carter, Jr., of Corsicana.
Pallbearers will be deacons of Calvary Baptist Church.